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Australia's rising greenhouse gas emissions
This research found that Australia’s emissions are rising and projected to continue increasing without credible and comprehensive climate and energy policy. The authors also argue that Australia’s emissions reduction target is woefully inadequate to protect Australians from intensifying climate change.
End of the line: coal in Australia
Australia’s ageing coal power stations are unreliable and prone to breaking down in extreme weather events. There is no such thing as clean coal. No matter how “efficient” a coal-fired power station claims to be, it is always polluting. Australia must transition to clean, affordable...
Ageing and unprepared: energy in New South Wales
New South Wales creates more greenhouse gas pollution than any other state or territory in Australia, says this report. The state should invest in replacing its coal power stations with renewable energy, which would ensure continuity of electricity supply and create jobs.
Powering progress: states renewable energy race
The renewable energy boom is accelerating in Australia, and across the world. In the absence of any meaningful Commonwealth government leadership, state and territory governments are leading Australia’s electricity transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and storage.
State of play: renewable energy leaders and losers
This report finds that the Morrison Government is not only failing to lead on the transition to renewable energy, it is obstructing the rollout of renewable energy at a state and territory level. The report tracks the relative progress of Australian states and territories, based...
Primed for action: a resilient recovery for Australia
This report outlines the Climate Council’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The report suggests that as Australia reboots its economy on the other side of this crisis, there is remarkable potential for that economic recovery to occur through climate action.
Passing gas: why renewables are the future
This report explores the Morrison Government’s pledge to the gas industry and uncovers some unsavoury truths - that emissions from gas are under-reported, that the second biggest user of gas in Australia is the gas industry itself, that the international gas market is in crisis...
Powering a 21st Century economy: secure, clean, affordable electricity
This report finds that the inevitable closure of ageing, inefficient, polluting coal plants provides a critical opportunity to move to a modern 21st Century electricity system.
Clean, reliable power: roadmap to a renewable future
This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.
Fully charged: renewables and storage powering Australia
Australia's love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom, as the cost of lithium-ion batteries rapidly drops. Prices have dropped by 80% since 2010, and are tipped to halve again...